Harley India teases new Streetfighter 975 and Pan America 1250 ADV concept. Both bikes along with the HD LiveWire electric bike and a 1250cc flat tracker concept to be launched by year 2020.
Also on the cards is a sub-500cc bike co-developed with an Asian manufacturer
Harley-Davidson blew the socks off the automotive media fraternity by unveiling its future product strategy called ‘More Roads to Harley-Davidson’. The plans include the introduction of an all-new motorcycle with an engine capacity between 250cc to 500cc to be built in collaboration with a yet-to-be-announced Asian manufacturer for the Indian as well other Asian markets.
It also unveiled three new motorcycles that show the company’s intention to go left. Arguably, the craziest of the three is the full-size adventure tourer concept called the Pan America 1250. The Pan America is unmistakably Harley, what with its snout nose (which reminds us of the Road Glide Special) that features all-LED lighting and the large 45-degree V-twin that nestles between the frame. Everything on the motorcycle seems supersized, including the large adjustable fairing to the abnormally huge exhaust end can. It’s also got plenty of ADV design elements such as an in-built radiator guard, handguards with integrated turn indicators and a substantial bash plate under the engine. Expect the bike to feature plenty of plastic panels along with a plastic fuel tank, a stark departure from the full-metal Harley-Davidson cruisers that we’ve gotten used to. Although hardcore fans of the Milwaukee-based cruiser manufacturer might not approve of the adventure tourer (or its latest product strategy, for that matter), the switch to plastic parts should help keep the weight in check.